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Grieving is a normal and healthy response to losing a loved one to death. It is also a normal response to other losses or changes in our lives, such as divorce, birth, a move, a new job, or other significant life transitions. At the Hosparus Health Grief Counseling Center, we teach those in their grief journey coping skills and bring them comfort. But sometimes grief in combination with other life stressors, prior life traumas, and genetic factors can tip the scales for us from a normal grief response into diagnosed mental illness.

It can be tricky to tell from the “inside,” as we are experiencing these symptoms, when we may have more than “just” grief. Rest assured; Hosparus Health Grief Counselors are licensed mental health professionals who can help you determine if you are also coping with a mental illness. Although we cannot solely treat mental illness at the Grief Counseling Center, we take a holistic approach to supporting your grief journey and are ready to assist individuals with mental illness who are also grieving.

We may also refer you to community providers for mental health counseling and psychiatric medication management when appropriate and it is your preference. Our counselors will work with your mental health providers, including substance abuse specialists, to ensure your holistic mental health needs are met.

Here are some important facts about mental illness, which you may not be aware of, from the National Institute Mental Health 2017 survey , but is important information that will help you get the care you deserve:

  • 1 in 5 American have a diagnosable mental health condition (46 million people)
  • Nearly half of adolescents have a diagnosable mental illness
  • Nearly 50,000 Americans died by suicide in 2017
  • Drug and alcohol use are highly correlated with mental illness (up to 85% co-occurrence rate)
  • Only half of people with mental illness get treatment and support

We also want to provide these resources to get help with mental health in our community:


  • Seven Counties Services is our local community mental health provider. Seven Counties will help you if you are unable to afford care and assist in getting you Medicaid.
    • 24/7 Adult Crisis Line: 502-589-4313
    • 24/7 Child Crisis Line: 502-589-8070
    • Schedule a non-emergency appointment: 502-589-1100
  • University of Louisville Hospital has Emergency Psychiatric Services and works with Wellspring Crisis Stabilization Unit, which provides an alternative to inpatient psychiatric hospitalization for adults who are in psychiatric crisis and can voluntarily consent to treatment. Hosparus Health staff are familiar with both UofL and Wellspring. Our Grief Counseling Center can directly refer our clients to the Wellspring Crisis Stabilization Unit.
    • ER: 502-562-3120
    • Wellspring Crisis Stabilization Unit: 502-561-1072

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  • If you or a loved one are experiencing a mental health emergency, .
    Do not hesitate or delay, mental health emergencies can be life threatening. You can always apologize later if you think you over-reacted or someone feels embarrassed or their feelings are hurt.

You are always welcome to reach out to the Hosparus Health Grief Counseling Center to confidentially discuss your mental health concerns.
Online contact form:
Phone: 502-456-5451

*Katie is a former staff member of Hosparus Health.

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